Definitions for levyˈlɛv i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lev•yˈlɛv i(n.)(pl.)lev•ies

  1. (n.)an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force.

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  2. the amount owed or collected.

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  3. the conscription of troops.

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  4. the troops conscripted.

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  5. (v.t.)to impose (a tax, fine, etc.):

    to levy a duty on imports.

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  6. to conscript (troops).

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  7. to start or wage (war).

  8. (v.i.)to seize or attach property by judicial order.

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Origin of levy:

1375–1425; late ME leve(e) < MF, n. use of fem. ptp. of lever to raise; see levee2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. levy(noun)

    a charge imposed and collected

  2. levy, levy en masse(verb)

    the act of drafting into military service

  3. levy, impose(verb)

    impose and collect

    "levy a fine"

  4. recruit, levy, raise(verb)

    cause to assemble or enlist in the military

    "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"


  1. levy(Noun)

    The act of levying

  2. levy(Noun)

    The tax, property or people so levied

  3. levy(Verb)

    To impose (a tax or fine) to collect monies due, or to confiscate property

  4. levy(Verb)

    To draft someone into military service

  5. levy(Verb)

    To wage war

  6. Origin: From leve, from levee, from lever "to raise".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Levy(noun)

    a name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12/ cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d

  2. Levy(noun)

    the act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc

  3. Levy(noun)

    that which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc

  4. Levy(noun)

    the taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution

  5. Levy(verb)

    to raise, as a siege

  6. Levy(verb)

    to raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc

  7. Levy(verb)

    to raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions

  8. Levy(verb)

    to gather or exact; as, to levy money

  9. Levy(verb)

    to erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up; as, to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc

  10. Levy(verb)

    to take or seize on execution; to collect by execution

  11. Levy(verb)

    to seize property, real or personal, or subject it to the operation of an execution; to make a levy; as, to levy on property; the usual mode of levying, in England, is by seizing the goods

Translations for levy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


soldiers or money collected by order

a levy on imports.

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